Language Arts – February 12th – February 16th

This week we will continue to read the novel Trash by Andy Mulligan. Students will be focusing on themes this week that are prevalent in part 3 of the novel. We will also spend 2 days practicing paraphrasing/summarizing text and properly citing sources with MLA formatting, which is invaluable for research papers, etc.

Important Dates:

Monday Homework: Part 3, Chapters 3-4

Tuesday Homework: Part 3, Chapters 5-7

Wednesday Homework: Part 3, Chapter 8

Thursday Homework: Study

Friday: Quiz – Part 3, Chapters 3-8

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Language Arts – February 5, 2018 – February 9, 2018

This week we will continue to read the novel Trash by Andy Mulligan. Students will be writing an essay over the course of the week. Students will have the opportunity to choose an essay topic from a list and will be given time to work during class to complete the essay. This assignment will have a rough draft due as well as a final draft.

Important Dates:

Monday: Begin Essay

Tuesday: Essay continued (contingent upon power in the school)

Wednesday: Rough Draft Due (tentative)

Thursday: Rough Draft Due (extended deadline)

Friday: Final Draft Due

Language Arts – January 29th – February 2nd

This week we will continue to read the novel Trash by Andy Mulligan. Students will explore themes from the book such as friendship, morality, violence and truth-telling. On Wednesday, January 31 we will have a review in preparation for the exam on Thursday, February 1.

Important Dates:

Monday Homework: Part 2, Chapters 2,3,4

Tuesday Homework: Part 3, Chapter 1-2

Wednesday: Review for Exam

Thursday: ExamRead Part 2, Part 3 Chapter 1

Thursday Homework: Part 3, Chapter 3

Language Arts – January 22nd – 26th

This week we will continue to read the novel Trash by Andy Mulligan. The boys have uncovered a secret code language and the students will have the opportunity to try their hands at creating their unique language and secret messages. Towards the end of the week, we will be looking at international aid projects in developing countries and their impacts.

Important Dates:

Monday Homework: Finish Reading Chapter 6 / Secret Code Research Online

Tuesday Homework: Read Part 2, Chapter 1

Wednesday Homework: Online Research About Relief Work in Developing Countries

Thursday Homework: Essay Rough Draft (bring a printed copy to class on Friday for peer editing)

Language Arts – January 15th – 19th

This week we will continue reading Trash by Andy Mulligan.  We will continue to look at the themes presented in the novel and also discuss genres. Additionally, we will practice with new vocabulary from the book.

Important Dates: 

Tuesday Homework: Chapter 4

Wednesday Homework: Chapter 5

Thursday: Review

Friday: Quiz on Chapters 1-5, Vocabulary

Language Arts – January 8th – 12th

Welcome Back Students!

Happy New Year! I hope that everyone has had a safe and restful vacation. This week we will be slowly getting back into the swing of things.

This quarter, we will be reading an exciting and faced paced novel by Andy Mulligan called Trash. The book follows a group of young boys that race to uncover a mystery as the police are in hot pursuit.

This book will give us the opportunity to explore other cultures and focus on issues happening globally, as well as right in our back yard.

This week we will begin reading the book and explore the life of the author, Andy Mulligan.

This is a 4-day week due to conferences on Friday. (PM schedule)

Language Arts. December 11 – 15

Language Arts. December 11th-15th

This week will finish reading The Giver by Lois Lowry. We will be discussing major themes in the book and spend time analyzing the text. There will be an at-home reading and written assignment on Monday because of the school cancellation. On Tuesday, we will review for the test that will be on Wednesday. *If we continue with a limited schedule this week, the exam will take place over two days, both Wednesday & Thursday. 

Important Dates:

Monday 12/11 – School Canceled: Read Chapters 21-23. Writing Assignment (instructions here)  I have also emailed the instructions to the class.

Wednesday 12/13 – End of book TEST (chapters 19-23). *If we continue with a limited schedule this week, the exam will take place over two days, both Wednesday & Thursday. 

Langauge Arts – December 4th – 8th

Due to the school cancellation, students should focus on the following this week.

Please note, this is a continuation of the blog post from last week with a few date changes. 

  • The Giver: Chapters 17-18  (as assigned in class on Tuesday, November 28th)
  • Follow the link here for a guide to each chapter. Be able to discuss each bullet point. (see instructions in the document)
  • Be prepared for an exam on chapters 14-18 on Thursday, December 7th.
  • Scrap book checks (75%) to be checked on Thursday, December 7th. (originally scheduled for Friday, December 1)

** We will be finishing The Giver this week, so I advise that students utilize this time off to get ahead with their reading.

I am available to answer any questions about the reading through email.

 

Mr. Pappas

Language Arts Updated – November 27 – December 1

Due to the school cancellation, students should focus on the following this week:

  • The Giver: Chapters 17-18  (as assigned in class on Tuesday)
  • Be prepared for an exam on chapters 14-18 on Tuesday, December 5th.
  • Scrap book checks (75%) to be checked on Tuesday (originally scheduled for Friday, December 1)

I am available to answer any questions about the reading through email.

Mr. Pappas

November 20th-23rd: Language Arts

This week will continue to read The Giver by Lois Lowry. We will be discussing major themes in the book and spend time analyzing the text. We will also go over grammatical citing according to MLA formatting for future essays and projects.

Important Dates:

11/20 – Homework: Read Chapters 14-15

11/21 – Homework: Read Chapter 16